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Re: controlling read access with file:// and svn+ssh://

From: Nathan Kidd <nathan-svn_at_spicycrypto.ca>
Date: 2007-06-21 21:12:21 CEST

Andy Levy wrote:
> On 6/21/07, Andreas Hasenack <andreas@mandriva.com.br> wrote:
>> Is it possible to control read access with these repository access
>> modes? file:// and svn+ssh://
>
> There is no way to control access when using file://. Anyone who has
> access to the repository has access to the WHOLE repository, and even
> more importantly, they require direct permissions at the filesystem
> level for the actual repository DB - which means that anyone can
> corrupt or destroy your entire repository very, very easily.

...but for svn+ssh:// (which is svnserve) you can do what you want using
the authz file, supported since 1.3.
http://subversion.tigris.org/svn_1.3_releasenotes.html

-Nathan

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